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Germany: In light of PRISM controversy, alternative party demand internet transparency

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1. C/U Alternative for Germany flag flown at rally, Berlin 2. M/S Supporters of Alternative for Germany party listen to speaker UPSOUND: cheers/ whistles 3. W/S Supporters of Alternative for Germany party listen to speaker 4. SOT, Beatrix von Storch, sponsor of the AFD and lawyer, says: "I don't want anyone to get involved in our privacy and this is very much possible through the internet for every mail, for every SMS, for everything we send through the internet. I don't want to have anyone to check on our private communications in whatever way." 5. M/S Supporter with Alternative for Germany hat listens to Beatrix von Storch speak on stage 6. C/U Alternative for Germany sticker on a bag UPSOUND: applause SCRIPT Germany: In light of PRISM controversy, alternative party demand internet transparency Members of the Alternative for Germany (AFD) party demonstrated against the European Central Bank's award to President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi in Berlin on Thursday. The party, established in February 2013, say the 'Responsible Leadership Award' for the Italian banker is "irresponsible and illegal" and called for openness about the financial condition of the eurozone. As part of the rally, the party voiced support for internet transparency, in light of the leaks by former Central Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on the PRISM surveillance programme to The Guardian and the Washington Post on June 7. Beatrix von Storch, a prominent sponsor of the AFD and lawyer, says: "I don't want anyone to get involved in our privacy and this is very much possible through the internet for every mail, for every SMS, for everything we send through the internet. I don't want to have anyone to check on our private communications in whatever way." Born Duchess of Oldenburg, Storch controls with her husband several internet blogs, including the political newspaper FreieWelt.net and Abgordneten.Check.de, a civil rights initiative to promote a nationwide popular vote. The number of members across Germany for the AFD has reached over 13,000. Many of the associates found out about the party through the internet, and often communicate about where their meetings and rallies will take place across social media. Some members of the Alternative for Germany party used to be part of Pirate Party Germany, a group of internet activists campaigning for political transparency and aiming to shape the digital revolution.